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Slingshot info for dummies.... Or best way to Monkey around with a sling...

Discussion in 'Turf and Surf Hunting and Fishing' started by Witch Doctor 01, Mar 30, 2017.


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  1. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    We seem to have many slingshot hunters and at least one master primitive hunter (@Bishop). We have many threads on different sling shot activities... But we seem to be missing an informative thread on selecting a sling shot for your bug out bag....

    Many questions come to mind:

    Tube or bands?
    Wrist support pro's and cons
    One band two bands, three bands four?
    Metal, wood, plastic?
    Bands to the top or side?
    Do stabilizers really work?
    Steel or Clay bullets?
    sights (laser fiber optics, we don't need no stinking sights)?
    Does size really matter? ( slingshots that is...)
    Best sling for a new user
    Best Hunting sling
    Best way to attach bands
    Sling upkeep and repair
    How did bishop get so good?
    and finally do you have to listen to marine music to use one...

    Ok Monkeys...Let the Knowledge flow...
     
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  2. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    I can help some
    I like flat bands because they don't stack but everyone is different and I will shoot them all flats and tubes.

    As for the best slingshot there are many the best slingshot is the one you shoot the best but there are many good makers
    Nathan masters of simple shot shooting sports
    Bill Hays of pocket predator slingshot
    Ammo marbles are my favorite but I shoot clay balls rocks hex nuts lead jaw breakers
     
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  3. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    Sights you can aim off the end of the fork
    A beginner slingshot a natural fork is a good way to start
    Size don't matter it's the bands that propeller the ammo
     
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  4. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    You don't have to listen to the warriors song but you must admit it's a bad ass song

    How I learned to shoot I shoot every day I shoot driving I shoot and shoot and shoot some times I aim but most time I just look at the Target and shoot and hit what I am aiming at and I am not really that good i get really lucky
     
  5. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    side pinch or other holds?
     
  6. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    I shoot both side pinch and hammer grip all up to ones preference

    I shoot both over the fork and through the fork

    To tie the bands in I use a Rhine peice of band and do a wrap and tuck to hold them on the fork
     
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  7. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    My bands tend to last longer in an air tight bag and in a relatively coo environment.
    Any thing left in the open around here get's old fast no matter what it's made of.
     
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  8. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    Yes heat will kill bands
     
  9. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    refrigerate any spare bands and they will last longer...
     
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  10. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    I am a novice sling shotter (not sure if that is a word).... I got my first Bishop this year. It is a new learning experience for me so any tips, tricks that can be passed along to us newbies is appreciated.
     
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